French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen called out Pope Francis over the weekend, saying that he often oversteps his boundaries and tells citizens to betray their governments.
Le Pen called out the Catholic Church for getting involved in politics and not focusing on important religious issues.
“To me, this falls within the realm of politics and even interference, since he is also a head of state.”
“However, I admit that I am angry with the Church because I think that it interferes in everything except what it should really be concerned with,” she added.
Le Pen is absolutely right. Religion provides the necessary guidance our lives need, but it should never dictate our political policies. One can love God and their government at the same time and the Catholic Church needs to stop what it is doing and continue to focus on humanitarian issues rather than political ones.